Understanding that each parent has a unique parenting style and a unique place in the upbringing of a child makes a whole lot of difference in finding the right balance that will mold the kids to responsible adults.
'Smart parenting' includes:
- Why this teenager parenting book is different
- Who is the modern teen?
- How different is the modern teen?
- Communicating with the modern teen
- Establishing and sustaining trust with your teenager
- Setting boundaries that you and your teen can respect
- Managing sexual attitudes and behaviors
- Discussing serious issues with your teen
- Promoting teenage self-esteem
- Preventing teen depression
- And much, much more...
They will begin to take those first steps towards independence. As they grow, they begin testing boundaries in new and often frustrating ways.